Regional Executive Chef Gustavo Vega

Chef Gustavo Vega values respect and integrity above all else in the kitchen. He believes that if you respect the ingredients and the people you cook for, and treat them both with integrity, delicious food and happy diners are sure to follow. He particularly loves playing with Mexican flavors and the practice of layering simple flavors to create stand-out dishes …

Area Executive Chef Melody Miranda

Born in the Bay Area and raised in the Sierra foothills of California, Melody’s love for food started early on when she would play restaurant; serving her creations to her mom and dad and informing the brother and sister “wait staff” how to describe the dishes.  Throughout her growing up, Melody’s parents would take her and her siblings on many …

Executive Chef Jason Pepin

Fresh food, combined with excellent technique to create inspiring cuisine. Chef Jason Pepin grew up in a French family, where quality ingredients and seasonal recipes were the centerpieces at large gatherings and big holiday celebrations. At age twelve, he was first inspired by his grandmother, who instilled the value of sourcing the freshest ingredients and a respect for simplicity in …

Executive Chef Jose Miguel Santa Ana

Jose Miguel brings pure passion and a love of farm-to-fork eating to his job at Sodexo. Jose grew up in Los Angeles, a vibrant melting pot studded with culinary greats and a bounty of authentic farmer’s markets, where he soaked up the knowledge and experience of world cuisine. Beginning his culinary career at age 17, his professional background includes stings …